Toyota Innova has been one of the most popular MPV of all time in India. Despite steep competition Innova has maintained its momentum for more than a decade. At the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo Toyota Kirloskar Motors, the Indian subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation has showcased the new Innova. It was dubbed as the Innova Crysta.
The new Innova looks way better than the previous version. Now with the arrival of Innova Crysta the first generation Innova’s production has come to an end. Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s Bidadi plant in Karnataka has recently produced the last unit of the first generation Innova.
Launched in the 2005, Toyota Innova replaced another very successful model from the automaker’s stable; Toyota Qualis. Since then it has been one of the best selling cars in the segment. Earlier, the rumor was that Toyota will sell the first generation Innova alongside the Innova Crysta. Toyota Kirloskar Motors has put an end to the rumor.
The new Innova christened as Innova Crysta comes bearing the design cues from the first generation Innova. But it gets lots of restyling touch at exterior and inside the cabin. It looks aggressive and stylish. The Innova Crysta gets power from a 2.4 litre and a 2.8 litre diesel engine under the hood.
While the first generation Innova was offered with a 2.5 litre diesel unit. The Innova Crysta will get a six speed manual transmission and an AMT gearbox is also expected later. We have also heard that, Toyota is planning to develop a sub 2.0 litre diesel engine for Indian market, which will be the result of diesel car ban in Delhi.
The Toyota Innova might get dual front airbags, ABS with EBD as standard features. On the safety front the car gets 4 star rating in ASEAN NCAP. The dealers have already begun receiving booking for Innova Crysta at an amount of Rs. 50000.